Ungdommens kritikerpris (the Young Critics’ Award) is a high school literary award, which was established in 2005. A jury of professional critics nominate eight novels for adults, and seven jury classes are chosen to read and discuss the books within a period of four months. During the reading period, the classes are visited by professional critics. One week prior to the award ceremony, a grand jury with representatives from all the jury classes meet in Oslo to agree upon who should win the award. The ceremony take place in Oslo in March. The jury classes, the nominated authors, publishers, representatives from the media and the Minister of Education and Research are all present for the ceremony. Afterwards, students get to meet and have conversations with nominated authors. Foreningen !les follows the jury classes closely and invites their teachers to attend a seminar in advance of the reading period.
This project is run by Foreningen !les (Norway)